What to do with a blog?

I believe that the internet was instrumental in my development, in good and bad ways. I feel a longing for greater social fluency when it comes to making friends and navigating social norms, but I also love that I have conversational fluency in everything from anthropology to quantum physics to world history and more. Still, blogging is something that eludes me at times.

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Does the "Individual" Person Exist?

For my PhD, I've been reading a lot of books.  Currently, I'm working through a selection of texts analyzing Kant, Hegel, and Bakhtin. One of the issues I need to tackle in an upcoming short paper is the idea of dialectic versus dialogical discourse. The way I've been seeing, based on Bakhtin's work, it is that the dialectic approach requires a set 'end' to be held for the discourse and the job of the author/teacher/thinker/etc is to guide you to that point through a discourse-based approach with more than one view being worked with. This is a great model and echoes Socratic method in a big way.

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